Catarina Gentil, 2021

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Matter, Individual Thing, Common, Other, Composite, Weeks

Socio-cultural Data

Historical Uses

Eggshells have been historically used as soil fertilizers. It can also be used to make pigment for painting and for glazing ceramics.

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Catarina Gentil, 2021

Technical Data

Class of Material


Bio-temporal-geographical Data

Residence time (How long does the matter/material/artefact stay in an unaltered state in the location/context/system before it decay?)


How does the item affect the environment in which it exists?

Nourish it

Ontological-cosmological Data


How would you like to be with this artefact/material/living thing/matter?

I would like to be present during the whole process, from taking care of the chickens to crushing down the eggshells.

How does transforming this artefact/material/living thing/matter transform you?

It's important to me to understand my surroundings, in a way of understanding and exploring it's possibilities and it's applications on my artistic practice. To create a different communication with nature.

What can humans give back to this artefact/material/living thing/matter?

Humans can give back by increasing their understanding on it's applications and respecting it's origin. Humans can treat chickens better.